This dish can act as a tasty accompaniment to a simple Dal, eaten with rice or rotis. As simple as it may be to make, the taste is awesome! I especially remember my mom making it for me anytime I would whine and sulk at things made for lunch that I wasn't a big fan off! Instead of fighting over it with me and forcing me to eat things she knew I never would, she just did the smart thing and whipped this dish up for me in a matter of minutes. I would happily relish it with warm rotis and the dining table would have peace and calm with everyone happy with the contents on their plate.
Even today, I still make this when we (me and hubby) want to have a simple delicious meal of just Dal and rice.
Tomato and Onion Chutney
1 medium-sized onion sliced
1 large tomato chopped
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt, to taste
fresh chopped coriander leaves for garnish
Fry cumin seeds in hot oil till it starts to sizzle. Add onions and cook till they soften and turn transparent.
Add in salt, red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and fry for a minute or two till spiced blend nicely.
Add tomatoes and cook for 3-5 minutes till tomatoes pulp and form and dry up excess water.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve warm with rotis.